7 day Everest base camp trek takes you through the most amazing journey of your life. You will trek to reach the laps of the world’s highest mountain i.e., Mt. Everest.
Usually, trekkers take more than 11 days off their schedule to visit the base camp. But Eagle Eye Trek has made a 7 day Everest Base Camp Trek package for people with limited time.
This trek lets you explore through the Khumbu region that displays the culture of Tibetan Buddhists. You have an excellent opportunity to make memories in the base camp of Mount Everest.
Mount Everest lies in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas in Province no. 1. Its summit point is the international border between Nepal and China.
Everest is considered the world’s highest mountain above the sea level with a height of 8848 m. Every year many Mountaineers make the climb to reach its summit.
But those who can’t participate choose to reach its base camp instead. Base Camps are located at the foot of the mountains and are campsites for Mountaineer to rest before starting their climb.
Reaching the Base Camp of Mt. Everest is a huge achievement for many people. So many trekkers trek the routes to visit Everest Base Camp and view the Majestic Mountain.
The majority of people living in this region are from the Sherpa community. While walking through these routes you get to learn about the culture and tradition of these people.
In this 7 days trek, you get to experience many things so don’t miss this chance.
Highlights of 7 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
- Explore Khumbu region
- Reach the base camp of Mt. Everest
- Visit Namche Bazaar
- Return to Lukla on Helicopter
- Experience the hospitality of the Sherpa community
- Walkthrough Sagarmatha national park
- Get the view of Mountain Everest along with other mountains
- Know the Tibetan Buddhist culture closely
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp
Your priorities decide which will be the best time to Trek Everest Base Camp. If you like walking in a warm climate through forests filled with blooming flowers. Then pre-monsoon is the best time for you.
However, if you like walking in peace with little rain showers then Monsoon season will be a great choice. Any season you choose has something valuable to offer with some disadvantages of its own.
Below are some short description of the seasons:
Trekking in Spring
In Nepal, the season of spring begins in March and ends in May. These months are the most crowded time of the year in the Khumbu region.
Many trekkers make their plan to visit Everest base camp during this time. As the paths are filled with blooming flowers. And the clear view of Mountain peaks will amaze you.
The weather is also perfect with the average temperature reaching upto 17 degrees. But sometimes it can rise ranging up to 25 degrees. The walks will be warm and sunny during the day.
However, the nights might be cold as the temperature tends to drop in high elevation. It can range up to -5 degrees in areas above 13000 ft.
You might face some difficulties in finding proper rooms in the tea houses if you don’t book them in advance.
Trekking in Monsoon
In Nepal, the season of Monsoon begins in June and ends in August. These months are the least crowded time of the year in the Khumbu region.
Many trekkers don’t prefer traveling during this time as it is the season of rainfall. The lower region faces heavy rainfall making the routes slippery and muddy. But there are fewer chances of rainfall in the upper region. It will be quite challenging to walk the routes in low areas.
If you have decided to visit Everest Base Camp during this time then there are some advantages. You get to view waterfalls along the way with the paths filled with unique species of flora and fauna.
Love to walk in silence then this is a great option, as you won’t have any disturbance.
Trekking in Autumn
In Nepal, the season of Autumn begins in September and ends in November. These months are the peak season for trekking in the Khumbu region.
Many trekkers prefer this time as the weather is favorable during these months. It is neither hot nor cold, just perfect.
The average temperature is about 15 degrees, but it can rise up to 20 degrees during the day. During the night, the temperature can reach up to -10 degrees in areas above 13000 ft.
Flowers have already bloomed making the forests colorful throughout the region. The skies are also clear giving an astounding view of Mt. Everest along with other mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, etc.
However, some disadvantages of traveling during this season can be the packed rooms in tea houses. And over-crowded routes where you meet trekkers in every twist and turn.
You won’t get proper privacy during these months so it can be a little frustrating but other than that everything will amaze you.
Trekking in Winter
In Nepal, the season of Winter begins in December and ends in February. These months are the off-season time for trekking in the Khumbu region.
The paths are covered with snow and there are high chances of snowfall in high altitude. Traveling during these months can be strenuous and tiring.
The weather gets cold and windy as you climb higher in the mountains. The average temperature ranges up to 4 degrees and can rise up to 15 degrees during the day.
But at night it drops below the freezing point. It ranges from -14 to -17 degrees. It gets chilly at night so carry extra clothes with you.
However, the skies are clear giving an excellent view of the Mountains and unique landscapes. If you visit the base camp during this season the only problem will be the cold.
Our 7 day Everest Base Camp Trek is available 12 months, so you can choose any time you want to do this trek.
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Difficulties Faced in 7 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
7 days Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as a moderate trek that you finish in a short time period. Doing this trek doesn’t require any technical training but you need to be physically and mentally fit.
Usually, this trek is more than a week-long but it is made focusing on people having limited time. So you can face some difficulties while reaching the base camp.
Weather and Temperature
You might have read above in brief about the weather and temperature. According to the season, you travel the problem you face can vary. Walking at low temperatures can be hard for many trekkers.
The weather during Monsoon and Winter is harsh due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. The paths can be challenging especially for beginners. As they are not used to trekking in rough paths.
The higher you climb the lower the temperature gets so it will be chilly and cold in the upper region. People suffering through underlying diseases can have a hard time.
Also, the road can be blocked due to landslides and avalanches. So be prepared while traveling.
Altitude sickness is common for trekkers when trekking in high elevation. The air is thin higher up so lack of oxygen and dehydration is a major problem.
7 day Everest Base Camp Trek is a short trek so you won’t have time for acclimatization. It is necessary for you to drink plenty of water and keep your body hydrated.
If you see any symptom of altitude sickness then immediately inform your leader. Some common symptoms are headache, nausea, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc.
Not Enough Training
As you may know, this trek is a moderate trek so with proper training you can reach your destination. But many trekkers don’t train their body and begin the trek due to which they face many difficulties.
You should have high stamina to walk up and downhills. A healthy body and a positive mindset are needed for this trek. You can train yourself by taking short hikes, swimming, etc two weeks prior to the actual trek.
If your body is not strong enough you might not reach your desired destination in time. So it is better to train early than to regret later on.
Detailed Itinerary – 7 Day Everest Base Camp Trek
Written below is the detail information of 7 day Everest Base Camp Trek:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and Drop off at Hotel
On your first day, you will arrive at Kathmandu situated at an altitude of 1400 m. As you reach the terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will be waiting for you outside.
From there, they will pick you up and take you to your respective hotel. The representative will help you check-in to your room.
After checking in you can freshen up and rest. Or roam around the local markets near you. In the evening your team leader will visit and discuss in brief about the 7 day Everest Base Camp Trek.
You spend the night here. It is better to sleep soon as you have to catch an early flight the next day.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Namche Bazaar
On your second day, you wake up early as you have an early flight to Lukla. You are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a 35-minute flight. You will be covering a distance of 136.17 km.
If the weather is clear you get the scenic views of mountains and valleys. This mountain flight takes you towards the Khumbu region and makes the landing at one of the iconic airports i.e. Lukla.
Lukla is better known for its thrilling airport having a narrow runway. If you are a thrill lover then the landing will be exciting for you. It is situated at an altitude of 2860 m.
Arriving at Lukla airport you will head towards Namche Bazaar covering a distance of 13.5 km.
While trekking towards Namche you will pass through many small villages such as Phakding, Monjo, and many more. As you walk the trails you get to view many snow peak mountains such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, etc.
Walking for about 6 to 7 hours this day you reach Namche Bazaar situated at an altitude of 3440 m.
Namche Bazaar is the main trading hub for people living in the Khumbu region. Trekkers call this the gateway to the high Himalaya. This town offers cafes, restaurants, and stores with wifi available in them.
You will stay here for the night.
Day 3: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
On your third day, you will head towards Tengboche after having your breakfast. The distance between Namche Bazaar and Tengboche is about 10.4 km.
You will be walking for about 4 to 5 hours to reach Tengboche. You begin your trek by walking uphill through colorful forests filled with rhododendrons, pine trees, etc.
The striking view of majestic mountains such as Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse will make your walk more exciting. Enjoying the beauty of mother nature you reach Tengboche.
Tengboche is a small village situated at an altitude of 3870 m. This village is a famous destination for trekkers and Buddhist pilgrims.
You get to witness one of the ancient Buddhist Monastery that resides here i.e. Tengboche Monastery. After visiting the monastery you can explore the village and know more about the culture and tradition of this village.
You stay here for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
On your fourth day, you will head towards Dingboche. The distance between Tengboche and Dingboche is about 12 km.
The view of mountains looks spectacular from Tengboche during the early mornings. Today you will walk for about 5 to 6 hours to reach Dingboche.
You will start by heading north from Tengboche and cross the Dudh Koshi River with the help of a suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge you will follow the path that leads you towards a dense forest.
From there, you will walk through rugged paths and cross the Imja Khola. As you walk further in these paths you will walk past small settlements and mani walls.
On your way, you will see many mountain peaks such as Tawache, Ama Dablam, Kongmatse, etc. Viewing the beautiful mountains you reach will arrive at Dingboche.
Dingboche is situated at an altitude of 4350 m. This village is a gateway towards Chukung. The village is surrounded by stone walls to protect their harvest.
You will stay the night in one of the tea houses.
Day 5: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
On your fifth day, you head towards Lobuche which is a 6 to 7 hours walk from here. The distance between Dingboche and Lobuche is around 9 km.
You begin your journey by taking a downhill path to Pheriche village then walking a bit further you ascend through the trails. Along the way, you get to see the mesmerizing view of Mount Pokalde, Tawache, Nuptse, etc.
As you follow these trails you reach Lobuche which is situated at an altitude of 4920 m. The view of Khumbu glaciers is astounding from up here.
You will stay here for the night.
Day 6: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp then return to Gorak Shep and Fly back to Lukla via Helicopter
Today is the most important day for you, as you will head towards the highlight of this trek, Everest Base Camp.
The distance between Lobuche and Everest Base Camp is about 3.5 km. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364 m.
You will walk past many streams and moraines to reach the Base Camp. After reaching the Base camp, you get the view of the majestic Mount Everest right in front of you.
The excitement of reaching the Base of Mt Everest will be quite overwhelming. You also get to see the Khumbu Glaciers, icefalls, and many other neighboring mountains from here.
After exploring and taking snaps you retrace your steps back to Gorakshep. From here, you take a helicopter flight back to Lukla.
Reaching Lukla, you will stay the night in one of the tea houses. Today is your last day in the Khumbu region so you can visit the local markets nearby.
Day 7: Fly back to Kathmandu
On your seventh day, you will fly back to Kathmandu and say goodbye to the beautiful region.
After arriving at the airport you will be dropped off at your hotel.
The members of Eagle Eye Trek hope you had a great time in our 7 day Everest Base Camp Trek package. We hope the memories you created in this trek were a wonderful one.
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